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Indigenous Innovators Building The Foundation For Affordable Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Parksville, Traditional Snuneymuxw First Nation Territory, British  The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated 24 Indigenous innovators on moving forward in developing their ideas under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative. The 24 innovators come from all regions of Canada and their ideas cover a range of new ways to respond to Indigenous social Read More…

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2020, Marks The 75 Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Nazi Concentration Camps

Reading Time: < 1 minute On January 27, 2020, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will travel to Poland and then to Jerusalem to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, “Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism”.  In Poland, she will take part in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was Read More…

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Canadian Government Increases Research Funds For Indigenous Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa —The federal Liberal government has just announced additional funding to help strengthen Indigenous research and training. It has long been known by Researchers that too many researchers build careers without providing benefits to the people used in their studies. This new fund will allow Indigenous peoples to set their own research priorities, guiding how Read More…

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USMCA Reps. Were Not Prepared For The Formidable Negotiating Skills Of Minister Freeland

Reading Time: < 1 minute (WASHINGTON) — In a vote of 89-10, the US Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American trade agreement (USMCA) that replaces NAFTA governing trade with Canada, Mexico and the United States. The impetus for a North American free-trade zone began with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who made the idea part of his 1980 presidential campaign. After Read More…

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New Federal Safety Requirements In Place Or Fresh Fruits Or Vegetables

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beginning today, new necessities of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into power for most organizations in the fresh fruits, natural products or vegetables (FFV) that import, export take part in the interprovincial exchange. The SFCR makes Canada’s nourishment framework considerably more secure by focussing on anticipation and taking into consideration quicker expulsion Read More…

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The Democratic Republic Of Congo Gets Visit From High Profile Cabinet Minister Gould

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, will embark on a four day diplomatic trip to the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC).   Canada has always remained a strong presence in the African region and has committed over $200 million specifically to improving education, health, agriculture and fighting climate change to the DRC. “Canada has long-standing Read More…

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Canada And Sudan Elevate Diplomatic Relations To Ambassador Level

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over the past sixty years, Canada has maintained diplomatic relations with the Republic of Sudan but never at the Ambassador level until now.  Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and Rob Oliphant Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs made the formal announcement to elevate both countries’ diplomatic status. The significance of having Ambassadors in Read More…

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Canadian Government Establishes International Coordination And Response Group For families Of Victims Of Flight 752

Reading Time: < 1 minute After meeting with the families of Fight 752 to give his condolences and additional support to the grieving families, Prime Minister Trudeau’s government established the International Coordination and Response Group for families of victims of Flight 752, led by Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The participants are all countries whose citizens who were Read More…

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17 Years Of Boiled Water Advisory On Lac Seul First Nation Lifted By Liberal Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lac Seul First Nation (ON) lifted a long-term drinking water advisory from the Kejick Bay public water system on January 7, 2020. The advisory had been in effect since February 2003. Under previous Conservative governments, the basic human rights of the First Nations people were tragically ignored. They were being treated as third-class citizens within Read More…

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Canada Set To Blast Off Two New Astronauts Into Outer Space

Reading Time: < 1 minute Longueuil, Quebec, – Today, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) welcomes two new astronauts into an elite group of Canadians. Joshua Kutryk and Jenni Sidey-Gibbons accepted their certification at a packed ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. This was the first time a Canadian Jeremy Hansen, supervised the NASA graduating class of 2020. Canada has been Read More…

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Iranian Government Denies Shooting Down Plane Carrying Its Own Citizens

Reading Time: < 1 minute Iranian officials have refuted the claims by US President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Ukranian Flight 752 was shot down by the Iranian military. Flight 752 was shot down on Wednesday just minutes after take-off by surface to air missiles based on evidence gathered by Canadian and American intelligence agencies. Several videos Read More…

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63 Canadians Killed In Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Ukrainian official just stated that 63 Canadians are among those killed in a plane crash near the Iranian capital of Tehran. Foreign Affairs Minister Vadym Prystaiko says Iranian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Afghan, British and German nationals were also aboard the plane. The passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off Read More…

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Fake Immigration Consultant Charged With Fraud After Swindling Refugees

Reading Time: < 1 minute A man was summoned to appear in the Montréal courthouse today after being charged on December 5, 2019, with acting as an immigration consultant without being authorized and encouraging individuals to misrepresent material facts on the immigration applications they submitted to Canadian officials. François Teasdale is facing two charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Read More…

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The Top Reasons Why American Weed Is Better Than Canadian Weed

Reading Time: 4 minutes Markian Hawryluk: MarkianH@kff.org, @MarkianHawryluk DENVER — In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air. LivWell releases three types of insects to clear the plants of unwanted pests without the use of toxic pesticides. Every part of the Read More…

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Minister MacAulay Honours Veterans; Commissions National Monument For Canadians Who Served In Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of having a special place to honour the more than 40,000 Canadians in uniform—as well as the hundreds of civilians and government officials—who served in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014. Canada owes deep gratitude for the sacrifices made by Canadians who lost their lives or were injured—physically and psychologically—in Canada’s mission in Read More…

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Trudeau Government Commits $3Billion To Help Canadian Chicken Farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping farmers and other businesses in the province’s broiler chicken egg and hatcheries sector enhance traceability of its products. With cost-share funding of up to $141,450 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission (OBHECC) will upgrade its systems that track Read More…

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Quebec Premier To Teach Unbiased Politics To Youths

Reading Time: 2 minutes QUEBEC, The 70th legislature of the Quebec Youth Parliament (PJQ) welcomes a hundred young parliamentarians and journalists to the National Assembly. Coming from all over Quebec, the participants, aged 18 to 25, will experience the Quebec parliamentary system by debating social issues in a non-partisan way. During this legislature of the Quebec Youth Parliament, four bills Read More…

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Two Canadian Federal Prison On Lockdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute On December 22, 2019, at about 9:50 p.m., a lockdown was put in place at Matsqui institution, a medium-security federal institution located in Abbotsford, British Columbia and few days prior at the medium-security unit at Beaver Creek Institution in Gravenhurst, Ontario. A number of unauthorized items and contraband were found during the high-risk search including Read More…

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Trudeau Liberals On Target To Meet Climate Change Goals

Reading Time: 2 minutes From forest fires and floods to heat waves and coastal erosion, Canadians are living the impacts of a warming climate every day. Fighting climate change presents an enormous opportunity – to protect the health and safety of Canadians, and also to position Canada for economic success as demand for clean technology accelerates around the world. Read More…

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Defense Minister Sajjan Suprise Visits Troops In Europe And The Middle East

Reading Time: 2 minutes December 20, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Canada is dedicated to strengthening its multilateral efforts to make the world more just, safe, prosperous, and sustainable. Those who wear the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) uniform support this commitment by working tirelessly to defend Canada and promote Canadian values and interests at Read More…

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First Nations Control Of First Nations Education Becoming A Reality By The Federal Government:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fighting The Aboriginal Industry Winnipeg- Full authority & control for First Nations education is being transferred to the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Alberta in line with UNDRIP protocols by the federal government. A non-Indigenous school though is unhappy with new funding arrangements & is pushing back against the loss of power & funding due Read More…

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New Measures In Place To Block Annoying Telemarketers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians will soon have access to a call blocking system that better protects themselves against unsolicited and illegitimate calls. The CRTC required telecommunications service providers to implement this system within their networks by December 19, 2019. With the implementation of this system, calls with caller identification (caller ID) information that either exceeds 15 digits or Read More…

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Government Announces Climate Action Incentive Payment Amounts For 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes December 16, 2019 – Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced the 2020 Climate Action Incentive payment amounts for residents of provinces that have not adopted the federal system or otherwise met the federal stringency requirements for pricing carbon pollution: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Individuals will be able to claim these amounts through their 2019 Read More…

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Quebec Minister Of The Environment Given Ultimatum On Climate Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes MADRID , Dec. 14 2019 / CNW Telbec / – As COP25 ended yesterday, the person responsible for Québec solidaire in matters of the environment and the fight against climate change, Ruba Ghazal , urges the Minister of the Environment, Benoît Charette , to set up four concrete measures to decarbonize the Québec economy by 2050. “In the fight against climate change, the Paris Agreement Read More…

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Inmate Serving 8 Year Sentence For Armed Robbery, Dies In Custody

Reading Time: < 1 minute On December 8, 2019, Robert Ryan, an inmate from Beaver Creek Institution, died while in our custody. At the time of his death, Mr. Ryan, 29 years-old, had been serving a sentence of 8 years and 1 month for Robbery, Break and Enter, Unauthorized Possession/Fire Arm, Possess Property Obtained by Crime and Assault with a Read More…

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Trudeau’s 43 Parliament Speach Brings Hope Of Unity

Reading Time: 2 minutes “This fall, Canadians sent a clear message: they want their Parliamentarians to work together on the issues that matter most to them. We have a mandate from Canadians to fight climate change, strengthen the middle class, walk the road of reconciliation, keep people safe and healthy, and position our country for success in an uncertain Read More…

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Demands Immediate Action For A Mercury Care Home In Grassy Narrows First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald stood today with Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Rudy Turtle, representatives from the First Nation and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in support of immediate action for a mercury treatment center for Grassy Narrows First Nation. “I support the call for Read More…

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The Future Is Accessible – The International Day Of Disabled Person

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed The International Day of Disabled Persons, and in 2007 the UN renamed the day The International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This reflects a societal shift towards greater autonomy and broader inclusion for people with disabilities. In Canada, there are more than six million people living with one or Read More…

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Indigenous Youths On The Reservations Produces Songs Worthy Of A Juno And A Grammy

Reading Time: 2 minutes “When I grow up I wanna make a change cause everything now is kinda looking strange, I wanna stand up for what I believe in, thinking about the world and those that are grieving”. These are the lyrics from the youths of Peawanuck First Nations an isolated Cree community in the Kenora District, Ontario, Canada. Read More…

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Changes To The Leadership In The Red Chamber

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Peter Harder, Government Representative in the Senate, and Grant Mitchell, Government Liaison in the Senate, will be stepping down from their positions. In April 2016, Senator Harder was the first independent Senator appointed under the merit-based selection process open to Canadians. During his time as Government Representative, Read More…

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Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Ousted Councillor Karygiannis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Superior Court of Justice today granted Jim Karygiannis relief from forfeiture of his seat as a Councillor for Ward 22. Karygiannis’ audited financial statements showed he spent $32,083.50 on his election campaign and under the Municipal Elections Act, candidates can only spend 10% of the permitted amount on expenditures. Mr. Karygiannis has stated the Read More…

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Racial Profiling: Commission On Human Rights And Youth Rights Recommends Final Ban On Routine Police Checks

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights today recommended that the City of Montreal immediately and permanently prohibit routine police checks. which affect some groups disproportionately. She presented her recommendations at the public meeting of the Public Safety Commission, where she was invited to comment on the report on police arrests conducted by independent researchers Read More…

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Quebec Invests In Protecting Youth Workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant reiterates that support for youth protection workers is at the heart of his priorities and that many measures have already been put in place to ensure better monitoring and follow-up of vulnerable children and young people. The Minister welcomes the report Protection of Youth: Management of Interventions following a report Read More…

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Lousi Riel, Manitoba’s First Premier Honoured By The Government Of Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On Louis Riel Day, Canadians join the Métis Nation in honouring the life of Louis Riel. As a leader, activist and key contributor to Canadian Confederation, Louis Riel’s legacy lives on to this day and reminds us of the importance of social justice, Métis culture and heritage in Canadian society. We also recognize that November Read More…

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Ontario Leads Business Mission to India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province Works to Expand Reach of Key Tech and Infrastructure Sectors Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is leading a business mission to India focused on enhancing business ties to drive job creation, trade and investment in Ontario.  Twelve Ontario companies Read More…

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Election Reforms Coming to Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Mrs. Andrée Laforest, tabled today in the National Assembly Bill No. 49 amending the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, the Act respecting the ethics and deontology in municipal matters and amending various legislative provisions . It wants to strengthen municipal democracy and tighten some rules applicable to municipal Read More…

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Elizabeth May Steps Down As Green Party Leader

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yahoo News Elizabeth May announced today she’s stepping down as leader of the federal Green Party, saying she’s calling it quits at a high point for the party. May told reporters in Ottawa today that she’s leaving the job she has held since 2006 effective today. The B.C. MP said she felt comfortable stepping aside from Read More…

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Au Revoir English

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec provincial government to table bill to phase out English greetings in the province. Most Quebecor’s great each other by saying “bonjour/hi” however the Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette, says he will ensure “bonjour” is the default greeting in the “bilingual” province. We would like to say we expect more inclusive policies from the Legault government, Read More…

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Conservatives Lock Stock And Barrel With N.R.A Style Policies.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toronto, ON – While Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are strengthening gun laws, Andrew Scheer wants to bring American-style gun laws to Canada. “While Justin Trudeau has announced a new Liberal government will ban military-style assault weapons and make it harder for criminals to get handguns, Andrew Scheer wants to bring American-style gun laws to Canada” said Liberal Read More…

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The Manchurian Candidate

Reading Time: < 1 minute Conservative leader Andy Scheer squirms to answers questions from the Canadian media as to why he hid the fact he was also an American citizen. Many Canadians resent the fact Andy and former Prime Minister Harper criticize the former Governor General Michaëlle Jean and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair for also holding dual citizenship. This is Read More…